According to AgWeb, $1.518 million in grants will be given to retailers and terminal operations for the installation of E85 and biodiesel fuels. The announcement was made by the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board (RFIB).
Fifteen E85 and thirteen biodiesel retailers in Iowa will be granted the funds. This will include the first biodiesel blender pump in the state. Also to recieve monies are twelve tank wagons and three biodiesel terminals.
“Iowa retailers are to be congratulated for responding to their customers’ request for E85 and biodiesel,” said Lucy Norton, Managing Director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. “And the RFIB made history by awarding a grant for the state’s first biodiesel blender pump to be installed in Dubuque, which will provide truckers and motorists with a variety of biodiesel blend levels. The interest in renewable fuels infrastructure and demand for state grants exemplifies the success of this program and warrants additional funding to build greater access to renewable fuels produced here in Iowa.”